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Shingo Takatsu

45-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 165   DOB: 11/25/1968   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Shingo Takatsu Contract Information:

The Giants signed Takatsu to a minor league contract in June of 2009.

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The Giants signed Takatsu to a minor league contract, npbtracker reports.

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Shingo Takatsu Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 36 AAA NOR 7 1 0 8.0 6 3 3 10 1 0 1 0 3.38 0.88
2005 36 MAJ CHA 31 0 0 28.7 30 19 9 32 16 1 2 8 5.97 1.60
2005 36 MAJ NYM 9 0 0 7.7 11 2 2 6 3 1 0 0 2.35 1.83
2005  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ CHA/NYM 40 0 0 36.3 41 21 11 38 19 2 2 8 5.20 1.65
2009 40 AAA FRE 7 0 0 9.0 14 9 4 7 0 0 1 0 9.00 1.56
2009 40 AAA FRE 14 0 0 18.3 25 14 5 16 4 0 1 0 6.87 1.58
Career  (View All)     99 0 0 98.7 81 37 17 88 40 8 6 27 3.38 1.23

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Shingo Takatsu Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 36 AAA NOR 7 1 8.0 11.25 1.13 10.00 3.38 100% 3.38 5.95 .193
2005 36 MAJ CHA 31 0 28.7 10.05 5.02 2.00 2.83 73% 5.97 6.78 .301
2005 36 MAJ NYM 9 0 7.7 7.04 3.52 2.00 2.35 100% 2.35 6.24 .366
2005  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ CHA/NYM 40 0 36.3 9.41 4.71 2.00 2.72 79.6% 5.20 6.67 .318
2009 40 AAA FRE 7 0 9.0 7.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 50% 9.00 7.76 .352
2009 40 AAA FRE 14 0 18.3 7.85 1.96 4.00 2.45 62.5% 6.87 5.82 .359
Career     99 0 98.7 8.03 3.65 2.20 1.55 80.8% 3.38 4.91 .252

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Shingo Takatsu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Takatsu has signed with the Woori Heroes of the Korean Baseball League.

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The Cubs gave Takatsu his unconditional release on Tuesday, the Arlington Daily Herald reports.

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Takatsu has signed a contract with the Cubs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Takatsu was informed Wednesday by the Yakult Swallows that he will not be re-signed for the 2008 season.

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Takatsu has agreed to terms with the Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League, JapanBall.com reports.

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Takatsu has allowed five of his six inherited runners to score but has not been charged with any of his own runs on his five appearances, the Westchester Journal-News reports.

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Takatsu blew a chance to impress his new team by giving up a bases-clearing double to Miguel Cabrera in the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

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The Mets will promote Takatsu, Tim Hamulack and Kaz Ishii from Triple-A Norfolk in time for Thursday's series finale against the Phillies, the NY Daily News reports.

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The Mets have agreed to a minor-league deal with Takatsu, the NY Post reports.

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The Yankees could be interested in picking up Takatsu, the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Shingo Takatsu.

2009

Signed minor league deal with the Giants in June 2009.

2006

Signed a one-year contract with the Yakult Swallows in Japan, February 2006.

2005

Japan's all-time save leader wasn't expected to be anything more than a middle reliever in North America, but he started off the season giving hitters fits with his Doug Jones-esque stuff, and when Billy Koch suffered his nearly-inevitable implosion Takatsu smoothly assumed the closer role. He swooned a bit in August due to a few untimely home runs, giving rise to a chorus of "Big league hitters have figured him out!" but he put an end to that nonsense in September. By going 19-for-20 in save chances with a WHIP below 1.00, Takatsu more than earned his 'Mr. Zero' nickname in 2004. He might regress a bit this season, but it's hard to imagine him completely collapsing -- Takatsu enters the year as one of the AL's safer closer bets. Mind you, this is the organization that chased Keith Foulke out of town.

2004

Takatsu, the All-Star closer for Japan's Yakult Swallows, is known as Mr. Zero, a nickname he obtained for having never allowed a run in Japanese World Series play. He's the Japanese League's all-time saves leader racking up 260 in 10 seasons as a closer. It's expected MLB teams will recruit him heavily for the 2004 season although not as a closer, as the sinker-baller probably doesn't have the control to assume the role in North America.

2003

Takatsu, the All-Star closer for Japanís Yakult Swallows, is known as Mr. Zero, a nickname he obtained for having never allowed a run in Japanese World Series play. The 35-year-old is the Japanese Leagueís all-time saves leader racking up 260 in 10 seasons as a closer for the Swallows. Its expected MLB teams will recruit him heavily for the 2004 season although not as a closer. The sidewinding sinkerballer probably doesnít have the control to assume the role in North America as evidenced by a 93/45 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the past three seasons. Itís difficult to assess strikeout numbers out of Japan because they play a different style overall, but most MLB clubs have scouted him as a two-inning set-up man. Takatsu's career stats in Japan can be found on japanesebaseball.com .